I grew up in the small town of Shallowater, Texas and graduated from Shallowater High School. I then moved across the state to College Station to attend college at Texas A&M University, followed by dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. After my graduation from dental school in 2015, Preston and I moved to The Sunshine State for three years where he worked as an orthodontist while I completed my orthodontic residency at the University of Florida. We loved our time in Florida, but we wanted to get back to Texas as soon as possible to be closer to family and friends! Following my graduation, we practiced side by side in Fort Worth until we got the opportunity to join Dr. Collins and his amazing team. We are so excited to make Waco our forever home and get involved in the community!
I decided when I was 13 years old that I wanted to follow in my orthodontist’s footsteps and become an orthodontist myself. I experienced all kinds of complex orthodontic treatments as a child, and I am so thankful for these experiences now because they help me better relate to my patients! I was a shy, quiet little girl that lacked a lot of confidence in those awkward middle school years. I give my orthodontist a lot of the credit in boosting my self-esteem by completely transforming my smile. My favorite part of my job is watching the confidence that my patients gain throughout their treatment and watching their personalities blossom once their beautiful smiles are revealed.